Phillies fans roughly as loud as a jackhammer, The Inquirer says

Philly fans are known for their noise levels (among other things). With the Phillies making a deep postseason run and the Eagles off to a 5-1 start, The Philadelphia Inquirer took it upon themselves to measure just how loud our fans really are at home events.

An excerpt:

Fans have been so loud that they’ve stood out among their peers, drawing praise from a national media that prefers to associate Philly with snowballs, batteries, and other decades-old tropes that no longer apply. But the Phillies fan base has provided the best home-field advantage in MLB postseason history, with the Phillies going a record 26-11 at Citizens Bank Park since it opened in 2004.

“It’s our fans,” Bryce Harper said after a recent postseason win at home. “I mean, there’s nothing like it. … I love this place. Flat out, I love this place. There’s nothing like coming into the Bank and playing in front of these fans. Blue collar mentality, tough, fighting every single day. I get chills, man. I get so fired up. Man, I love this place!”

The Phillies are off to a 4-0 start at home this postseason and are outscoring their opponents 24-5 at Citizens Bank Park. According to The Inquirer, the Arizona Diamondbacks practiced for their NLCS games in Philadelphia with artificial crowd noise.

Staff members took a decibel reader to the Phillies’ National League Division Series-clinching game last week to measure the crowd. At their loudest, fans are roughly as loud as a jackhammer. A few examples:

  • Pregame fireworks: 106 decibels
  • Trea Turner’s first hit of the night: 112 decibels
  • Nick Castellanos’ first home run: 110 decibels
  • Castellanos’ second home run: 112 decibels

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